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Boulevard Emile Jacqmain 99, Brussels, Belgium

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3380 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Nice hostel, very modern. In a good location. Provided with sheets and a towel. Only complaint is no hot water and the shower is the type that you have to push the button every few minutes or it will shut off.


Very awesome hostel!!! It is very near to the Brussels Square. The female dorm is very, very clean. The restroom and the bathroom are within the dorm, which is amazing. The decoration of the living rooms on the ground floor are beautiful. Overall, I really recommend this. It may take some efforts to find the hostel, though. But it is not difficult.


Instructions to find the check in hostel need to be better (absolutely terrible!) Other than that, you will not find better location for a hostel anywhere. Kitchen is amazing, easy city to get around. Stayed here twice in the same trip, will not stay anywhere else in Brussels


The location is excellent, staff is friendly. But that would be better if the check-in desk is in the same hostel.


It was in a very good location. So I enjoyed too much. Also it was a very clean hostel. Only problem is that reception is not in the same place. A little bit far away. But you use reception only one time, then when you check out you dont need to go back. So in total ı liked the hostel too much.

  • 29th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was VEEERY COLD in the 10bed dorm and there was most of the time no one to speak to and complain (No Reception). You can check in at 3pm and you have to do that in another hostel that you have to walk to. Didnt like the atmosphere but the location was great.


The hostel is very well located, near the grand place. There are no reception there. You have to make the check in at other hostel, 1015 minutes walk distance. The security is good, access by card at the hostel and your room. So, don't forget your card otherwise you'll stay outside. The common areas are good with a kitchen very functional. I stayed in 6 female dorm with ensuite bathroom. The room was small for the 6. There's a locker but you have to take your padlock.


No hot water!!!


So far so good, but not recommended for people who carry heavy luggages (I did) because the reception is actually 2 km away from the place where you gonna stay. So you have to check in there then receive the key and carry your luggage back to your hostel.


No airco in the room. No staff in the hostel. Reception is too far. We called twice the emergency number, but we couldnt reach them. So went to the reception (@ 23.00).


Check in isn't in the place although it wasn't difficult. Great location. No staff on site though.


excellent location but you have to check in at another hostel which is annoying. also there is no reception or staff on hand if you have any questions about getting around etc. I was lucky I had good room mates as it is hard to meet people here - no atmosphere. probably wouldn't recommend for a solo traveller. hostel was very clean!


No staff,no hot water,no heating at grand place hostel .


The location of the hostel is fantastic, it's literally right behind the city hall. Grand Place, Central Station and St Hubert are all within very short walking distance. If you'd read the description, then you would've known that the check-in hostel is in a different building which is 10 mins away by foot. There is no staff apart from the cleaners at this hostel, but the hostel is pretty secure. The dorm is clean but there are hardly any hooks or hangers, not very well noise-insulated either.


Excellent hostel and amazing location!


The location is excellent, but it's very far away from the reception.


Ensuites were very nice because the shower, toilet and sink were all in separate compartments which made it alot easier for 6 people to get ready. It was very inconvenient to have to walk 12 minutes out of the center to the check-in location and then also to store my bag the next day. The location was great, but I'm not sure if I would stay there again because of that hassle. Also, the bathrooms smelled like mildew and the room ventilation was not great.


Great location, and the room was nice enough. If you read beforehand and find that the check-in desk is in a different location, it's not that big of a deal. Really it's only a 10 minute walk away from the actual hostel. Overall good experience, and I would definitely recommend this hostel to a friend.


You can not beat the location of this hostel. you had to checkout at other hostel which is like 10 minutes away from this one. The walking tour was really good and the guide was great in explaining all things and recommendations and suggestions. Socialising is bit hard since the lounge close at 11 but still i have met lots of nice people during my stay. Would definitely stay here again.


Really sucks that check in is in another location. Makes it super confusing. I arrived late and witnessed a fist fight on my way to finding the check in location. I would have walked back through that area to find the actual hostel, but as a single female traveler I felt uncomfortable with that so they switched my booking to the location of check in. Also didn't have a pillow or comforter the whole stay. I did have a sheet tho.

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